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The Stockton Thunder are a minor league professional ice hockey team from Stockton, California. The Thunder are a member of the ECHL, and began playing in the 2005–06 season. The Stockton Arena is their home ice. Stockton is an affiliate team of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

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The Thunder relocated from Atlantic City, originally known as the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies. Prior to that, the franchise was known as the Birmingham Bulls, and originated in 1990 as the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Since relocating to Stockton, four alumni have played in the NHL as of January 2009.

Stockton hosted to the "2008 ECHL All-Star Game" in January 2008. Three Stockton Thunder players were chosen to represent their team in the game; Ryan MacMurchy, Brad Farynuk, and Andy Contois.

Stockton 5th Anniversary

Head Coach

Matt Thomas

Assistant Coach Ryan Mougenel

Assistant Coach Tim O'Connell